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Poem of the week: Daft Patter by Barry MacSweeney


The power of memory, for ever young, resounds in this late work by the a poet balancing the ‘literary’ and the vernacular

Daft Patter

If anyone knows about sullen loneliness, you do
Yet there’s a grin in the wind, heartless and cold
There’s dark in the darkness, beauty of streams
I low my beams to you, from tunnel to tunnel

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